In the annual report Pentagon presents to Congress, it has again accused China of hacking the establishments of the United States in an attempt to gain industrial and defense secrets.
According to the report, China strives to build up its technology base by borrowing tech of the United States. Moreover, China seems to be trying to understand how the American government feels about it internally. This is hardly surprising taking into account the hundreds of billions of dollars the United States owes to China. Maybe they just want to make sure the US isn’t a deadbeat who will skip town and stick Canada with the bill.
Despite the fact that the United States has previously accused China of hacking, this is the first time the Pentagon has made such a direct allegation. Its report claims that the country is using its computer network exploitation capability to support intelligence collection against the America’s diplomatic, economic, and defense industrial base sectors which support the national defense programs of the country.
In the meantime, media reports point out that despite defense contractors top the Pentagon’s list of concerns, China tends hacking tech firms and media like the New York Times.